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CS92PROD
Judaism and Story


RELI 203
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

From the classical Biblical and Rabbinic periods and down to modern times, Jewish culture has preferred the genre of story to conjure its sacred and secular realities. The composing of imaginative narratives has evoked and inscribed a number of discreet Judaisms, while storytelling and ritualized study have served to forge distinct and competing Jewish identities. This course will focus on the inventions of Judaisms and Jewish identities in foundational Biblical tales, interpretive Rabbinic legends, mystical Hasidic fantasies, Yiddish satires, as well as in Kafka parables and other secular transformations of the Jewish tradition in contemporary American and Israeli fiction.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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